Brian Orakpo: “The handcuffs are off” the Redskins pass rush

“This time we’re taking the handcuffs off,” Orakpo said. “We’re going to go out there and make guys make plays. Make guys [on the Redskins' defense] play to their advantage instead of playing what’s called. I’m very excited about the new regime, very excited about the new scheme, very excited about having [linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti] back especially, and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins Rumors: Brian Orakpo hoping Washington gives him long-term extension

It wasn't a surprise to see the Washington Redskins use the franchise tag on outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. He is one of the top players at his position and with their defense already below average, they could ill afford to risk losing Orakpo on the free agent market.The Redskins, however, have not talked to Orakpo about a long-term extension, according to Tarik El-Bashir of...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins' Brian Orakpo still hopeful of a long term extension

Although Brian Orakpo has already signed his franchise tender, the Redskins’ star outside linebacker remains hopeful that he’ll get a long-term extension prior to next season. “We’ll see, we’ll see,” Orakpo told CSNWashington on Wednesday. “I can’t speak for [General Manager] Bruce [Allen] and whoever’s in charge of that from that standpoint. But from my standpoint...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo would be disappointed if the Redskins don’t sign him to an extension

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Linebacker Brian Orakpo told reporters on Wednesday that he would be disappointed if the Redskins don’t sign him to extension before the July15th deadline. Brian Orakpo says he'd be disappointed if #Redskins didn't sign him to a long term extension before July 15 deadline for franchised...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo: Guys aren’t afraid to be themselves with Jay Gruden

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo told Dianna Marie Russini of NBC Washington that the players can now be themselves with new head coach Jay Gruden. Brian Orakpo says with Jay Gruden a new culture, new vibe, everybody is loose. Everyone wants to excel..from coaches to the chef! #Redskins —...
Via Pro Football Zone
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Needs In The 2014 NFL Draft

The Redskins have made a lot of moves this off season. They have a new coach, some new defensive backs, and oh yeah, they signed some wide receiver from Philadelphia. After a disastrous 2013 campaign that saw Washington finish 3-13, such splashy moves have revived hopes that Washington can bounce back and return to the playoffs this season. While the moves in free agency are promising...
Via Blog So Hard Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

So the Redskins franchised Orakpo. Why the panic?

Man! Initial fan reaction to news that the Redskins placed a franchise tag on OLB Brian Orakpo made it sound like the team already blew the 2014 season. Slow down there, cowboy. This is how it works. Tagging Orakpo gives everyone the chance to take a breath. We haven't spent the cap yet. ("We" because fans feel an ownership stake in the salary cap like the Redskins...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender

  Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo signed his franchise tender on Thursday morning. BREAKING: OLB Brian Orakpo (@rak98) signs his one-year franchise tender at #Redskins Park. Welcome back! #HTTR — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 27, 2014 Orakpo now has to show up for offseason workouts and minicamps. If he had held out without signing the tender...
Via Pro Football Zone
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins might have Brian Orakpo play under the franchise tag in 2014

  Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told reporters at the NFL owners meetings that they might have linebacker Brian Orakpo play the 2014 season under the franchise tag before they commit to signing hint to a lucrative long-term deal. “I wouldn’t mind letting him play out this franchise tag and see what happens,” Gruden said, via John Keim of “He’s a talented player...
Via Pro Football Zone
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Orakpo Has ‘No Plans’ To Sign Franchise Tag

The Washington Redskins decided to assign the franchise tag to OLB Brian Orakpo on Monday, but the three-time Pro Bowler has ”no plans” to sign the franchise tender, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. Photo Credit: What is next for #Redskins pass-rusher Brian Orakpo? I’m told he has no plans to sign the franchise tag as of now. May be a while. — Ian Rapoport...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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